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tv   Arts and Culture  Deutsche Welle  February 13, 2020 10:45pm-11:01pm CET

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and waste not want not nature's square design studio is turning cast off feathers sea shells and even egg shells into luxury interiors but we start off with steve mcqueen and i don't mean the late actor rather the other steve mcqueen whose remarkable career as an artist director and screenwriter has won him a claim across disciplines and most people know him for his films which include titles like shame and of course the oscar winning 12 years a slave but he's also a winner of the turner prize highest award for visual artists and now the take modern is on knowing him with a major exhibition. yorks doubt she will have liberty and this video work titled static steve mcqueen shows her so close to the viewer can even make out a crust of bird droppings american symbol of freedom held up to close scrutiny.
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and what is freedom to a prisoner mcqueen 1st displayed this installation at reading jail the same prison where writer oscar wilde was locked up. the queen often takes a closer look then as comfortable in his works at the tate modern's new retrospective. of course these days mcqueen is best known as one of the world's top film directors whose movies are as unflinching as his art right across from his acclaimed debut film hunger tells the true story of an ira member and prisoner bobby sands who died on hunger strike 1st. with the british government. is 2010 movie shame also starred michael fassbender this time as an executive struggling with sex addiction. 12 years a slave mcqueen tells a gut wrenching true story of
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a free man kidnapped and then slaved if you want to see the film made mcqueen the 1st black director ever to win an oscar for best picture. i did a cape this award to all the people who have enjoyed slavery. 21000000 people. slavery today thank you very much. mcqueen's most recent film. about a group of women forced into crime was ranked by critics as one of the best movies of 2800 years. and see what i think. the before his film career mcqueen was known as one of britain's top artists the tate modern retrospective shows the last 20 years of his art. in the ongoing work and credits made up of heavily redacted f.b.i. documents mcqueen pays homage to the singer and civil rights activist paul robeson
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who was followed by the f.b.i. for decades. the video installation ashes pays tribute to a young fisherman mcqueen met and grenada who was killed the following year by drug dealers. mcqueen's uncompromising vision comes through in works that grapple with issues of identity and history and leave plenty of room for interpretation. plenty of room. levitz to talk a little bit more about what is it that strikes you most about steve mcqueen the artist and of course this very compact exhibition well i think that he's been making such good movies for the last 10 years that we've gotten that he was this visual artist and this retrospective really brings us back to that i want to look at one piece in particular from it this is called 7th of november it's just this
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photo and an accompanying recording of an interview that mcqueen did with his cousin marcus who tells in graphic detail how he accidentally killed his own brother and this really stands for the way mcqueen approaches his work he says it's about the. truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth and to get there you have to get on really close and sometimes you have to get very uncomfortable so definitely intensity center stage even though this is by no means a comprehensive exhibition that we should mention he's got another big show on in london and it's one that's very popular with kids tell us about shows right this is at the tate britain the other to the newseum and it is pictures of kids from london age 7 and 8 it's their class photos and actually it's 78000 london kids are in this exhibition very cute project but it also shows the extraordinary diversity of this city i'm steve mcqueen is also an advocate of more arts education which he feels has been declining and british schools so with this project does it actually gets kids into the museum both their images and the classes they go to that is their
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picture project and the kids that there was probably wouldn't be visiting this museum at all. just quickly what else has steve mcqueen got in store for us are there any more films in the in the makes for instance where there are 2 projects that i can tell you about one is a documentary he's making about amsterdam's world war 2 history and he's also making a short film about grand fellow tower the london apartment building the burnt in 2017 killing 72 people and it's a project that's very close to his heart because he's from west london and he wants to give this as a gift to that community well definitely a lot to look forward to there from steve mcqueen and thank you very much david leavitt's for bringing us that background story on a very interesting situation at the tate modern thank you care. all countertenors had their historic heyday in days in the days of baroque opera back when monta verdi and handle were leading composers and in those days the costs that are like
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the famous finale were the superstars of the opera world until about the late 18th century when mercifully the practice of castration was abandoned and heroic tenors took over as the leading men on the stage will today with a range of vocal gymnastics countertenors are back in vogue and germany's very own . is how skinny in little. he has no problem at all hitting those high notes. is one of germany's top countertenors and also one of its youngest just $26.00 he's already at the top of his game he already slower than mr markets and i like to mix it up and i was broke the news i love back very much a very very wildly off and off but i'm always open to experiments to trying something new and it's important for me not to get stuck in one style or one
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registers on vista's discussed it. is happiest when he's out of his comfort zone. he's currently performing with the dutch national touring opera singing 2 roles in a production of month event is low fail. his italian isn't perfect but he's working on it what's more challenging is the fact that this production of the baroque opera is a construct and requires the performers not just to sing but to dance to. ringback ringback me as friend of a used to take ballet classes he's flexible and he's in good shape the choreography is demanding nonetheless. it's unusual because of the views of movement and singing which of course isn't uncommon these days welcome but in this
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case it's quite extreme so it's pretty special but yeah slow down in this for when he says soreness that dance like singing is all about stamina and that he has an abundance of this. one more time 100 to. 6 weeks of intense rehearsals. yes and as for transaction. you know i'm more interested in extreme projects than a run of the mill productions where you just go on stage and belted out. over julius caesar in handel's operatic blockbuster was a role he visibly relished. fund of a graduated from the funds list university of music environment 2 years ago. since then he's been performing steadily across europe often accompanied by his family 7 they've supported his ambition ever since he joined
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a boys' choir 5. they feature prominently in his instagram account alongside images of him in some of his favorite roles. from what i was over the weirder roles to slightly strange ones i don't always have to be prince charming. i enjoy being the baddie too sometimes tony for example. there is still many roles and many genres that neo has been never would like to try out he's only at the start of what promises to be a long and successful career. so we'll be keeping an eye on him well much of what we throw away be it leaves from raking in the garden or feathers or even egg shells from the chicken coop has an innate
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beauty if you look at it closely enough and in times of dwindling resources one swiss based design company has cleverly capitalized on that kind of waste for the luxury market. juri a surface is natural resources that would otherwise end up as waste. that's the idea behind where the company supplies designers around the world. founded nature square 20 years ago surfaces can be made from all kinds of. it could be could be real it could be. feathers from. anything that's incredibly humble that you have to look at with new eyes and transform use your imagination and transform it into you know something that hasn't
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been thought about before. the material is often waste like seed or feathers from poultry farms. the designers use them to develop their own creations or joint projects with other companies. like the cladding in this luxury hotel in munich made from tobacco. craft made from actual or the dashboard made from feathers for this car. the surfaces are produced in the philippines where there's a long tradition of using organic materials for art because everything has handmade a square meter and the casting around 2000 euro. luxury is not just the rarity of something but it is the skill the heritage craft and the fact that with not solitary also getting
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a one off because of course you know nature never repeats itself. using things that would otherwise be seen as waste it's an old idea that a growing number of designers are discovering for their sustainable creation. i'll do check out our website for more on sustainable design and of course cycling . all from us for now though so until next time do take good care and all the best for myself and the team here in berlin and i. moved.
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